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Freedom of Information Amendment (New Arrangements) Bill 2014

2013-2014

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As read a third time

 

 

 

 

Freedom of Information Amendment (New Arrangements) Bill 2014

 

No.      , 2014

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to freedom of information and privacy, and for other purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Amendments relating to freedom of information                  3

Freedom of Information Act 1982                                                                             3

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986                                  11

Ombudsman Act 1976                                                                                                11

Schedule 2—Australian Privacy Commissioner                                                 12

Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986                                                 12

Privacy Act 1988                                                                                                        13

Schedule 3—Abolishing the Office of Australian Information Commissioner     21

Part 1—Repeals                                                                                                               21

Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010                                                  21

Part 2—Consequential amendments                                                                     22

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975                                                           22

Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006            22

Australian Citizenship Act 2007                                                                             22

Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986                                                 22

Child Care Act 1972                                                                                                  22

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          23

Data-matching Program (Assistance and Tax) Act 1990                                    25

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999                  26

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                    26

Fisheries Management Act 1991                                                                             26

Healthcare Identifiers Act 2010                                                                              26

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                    27

National Health Act 1953                                                                                         27

National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992                               28

National Health Reform Act 2011                                                                           28

Ombudsman Act 1976                                                                                                28

Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Act 2012                             29

Student Identifiers Act 2014                                                                                     31

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                 32

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979                                  34

Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984                                                                              34

Schedule 4—Application, saving and transitional provisions                    35

Part 1—Definitions                                                                                                       35

Part 2—Transition to the new review and complaints arrangements   37

Part 3—Transition to the Australian Privacy Commissioner                    40

Part 4—Other matters                                                                                                  48

 



 

This Bill originated in the House of Representatives; and, having this day passed, is now ready for presentation to the Senate for its concurrence.

D. R. ELDER

Clerk of the House of Representatives

House of Representatives

28 October 2014

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to freedom of information and privacy, and for other purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Freedom of Information Amendment (New Arrangements) Act 2014 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedules 1 to 4

1 January 2015.

1 January 2015

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.